The Spirit Sails activities, which were organized with the aim of creating a new model of positive interaction between the disabled and other members of the society, were held in the Taşucu neighborhood of Silifke district of Mersin. The Spirit Sails events, which have a busy schedule including an international regatta, environmental campaign, creating a work of art from locally collected garbage, and sailing with an inclusive crew, were held with the support of the Russian State Atomic Energy Agency.
Within the framework of the International Inclusive Days, a yacht race was held with the participation of the representatives of AKKUYU NÜKLEER A.Ş and public institutions and the international crew of the Spirit Sails cruise. A work of art was created by German artist Pavel Erlich from the waste collected from the bottom of the sea simultaneously with this race held in Taşucu, Silifke, in which two yachts participated.
Janis Elerts (Latvia) and Johannes Marseille (Sweden) captained the yacht race. Abilympics Championship from Janis Elerts' team, national chief expert Vladislav Melnik (Russia), visually impaired historian Evgeny Nelzikov (Russia), President of the Mediterranean-Mersin City Council Assembly for the Disabled, visually impaired Soner Demir (Turkey) kazanJohannes Marseille, consisting of AKKUYU NÜKLEER A.Ş First Deputy General Manager and Nuclear Power Plant Construction Affairs Director Sergei Butckikh, AKKKUYU NÜKLEER A.Ş Public Relations and Communications Director Kiyra Jade Staples and Turkish Blind Federation Vice President Dursun Arslan'. The team got it.
AKKUYU NÜKLEER A.Ş. organized the ecology event, which was held simultaneously with the yacht race and included the collection of domestic waste. representatives, the President and members of the Association for the Disabled, and their families.
German artist Pavel Erlich, who created a work of art out of garbage, said: “The most important feature of this work of art was that everyone was involved in it. Someone picked up the garbage, someone helped the divers, someone organized the area. A big thank you to the divers, they pulled something very special from the bottom of the sea, like a chair that was about 70 years old.”
AKKUYU NUCLEAR INC. Regional Communications Unit expert Esra Kut said in her statement: “This is the first time I've participated in this event, but I've heard about the Sails of the Spirit many times in the last two years. I think environmental activities are very important. This event was both important and fun for everyone involved. It was interesting to discover that domestic waste is lying on the seabed and to create a work of art from it. I'm surprised people throw things like this into the sea. I think inclusive events are a good way to bring people from all over the world together. It is important to remove the boundaries between disabled and non-disabled people and to spend time together. Everyone involved in the environmental campaign interacted positively as one team, everything was very harmonious.”
Within the framework of the events, walks, shaping the dough and tying the sailor's knot were carried out by blindfolding the non-disabled participants. The new team, consisting of journalists and representatives of AKKUYU NÜKLEER A.Ş., which built the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, which is under construction, also participated in the master classes where these activities were carried out.